Keep up to date with the latest news and events from Balmacewen. 


Final Y7 Softies for 2019

Below is a collection of the final softies that have been completed this week. Well done to all students - a great year had in the Fabrics room.

Posted: Monday December 10, 2018

Term 4 Futsal

This term’s futsal season has been a great success. All Balmacewen teams represented the school with enthusiasm and pride.

Posted: Monday December 10, 2018

Message from the Principal

It is time to draw a breath and reflect on the many highlights throughout the year and to recognise the fantastic achievements of our students.

Posted: Sunday December 9, 2018

Whats hot in the Kitchen with the Year 7's?

The final groups have completed their time in the foods room.

Posted: Sunday December 9, 2018

Year 8 Mystery Box Challenge

The last lesson for the year was the Mystery Box Challenge...

Posted: Sunday December 9, 2018

Year 8 News

The Year 8 Staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all families and friends of our students for the support you have given during 2018. We have appreciated working in partnership with you to provide a variety of activities that have added to our educational programmes.

Posted: Saturday December 8, 2018

Summerset Sessions and Christmas Carols with our Community

Our choir, orchestra and ukulele group have had a busy year, with many fabulous performances. Last week performances were held at Summerset and at the West Dunedin Craft and care centre. Our choir and orchestra celebrated with a shared lunch.

Posted: Friday December 7, 2018

'Summerset and Balmacewen Making Music - The Bishopscourt Experience'

Last week members of our choir and ukulele group were lucky enough to be part of a recording session with Summerset residents and Otago Access Radio OAR. The podcasts and a few photographs of the event are attached..

Posted: Thursday December 6, 2018

Digital Design

This term many of the year 7 classes have been designing online, using CANVA and GRAVIT. There have been amazing creations, seen here as picture books and Christmas cards designed by room 5 and 9.

Posted: Thursday December 6, 2018

School Council Round Up

The school council have worked extremely hard over the last half of the year to help outside agencies as well as drive student-led projects to improve our school for the students. Check out below what we've been working on.

Posted: Wednesday December 5, 2018

Year 7 news, December 2018

What's been happening for the Year 7 team this month?

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018


This term all year 7 classes have been focusing on GIVING.

Posted: Monday December 3, 2018

Police PCT Fitness Challenge

Last week four teams from our school competed in the Police PCT fitness challenge.

Posted: Thursday November 29, 2018

Prizegiving Assembly

Has your child brought home the end of year prizegiving assembly newsletter?

Posted: Wednesday November 28, 2018

Room 26 @ Long Beach

On Wednesday 7th of November Room 26 set off to go have a rock climbing experience at Long Beach.

Posted: Monday November 19, 2018

What's hot in the kitchen with the Year 7's

Group C finished up with Designer Burgers and Cake-in-a-Cup and Group B have finally started their second time in foods room.

Posted: Sunday November 18, 2018

The Unknown Pathway

By Bethany Elder

Posted: Sunday November 18, 2018

The Year 8 Perfect Pies

After all the time taken in planning, preparing and cooking,the pies disappeared very quickly!

Posted: Sunday November 18, 2018

Community Notices:

Please find attached this month's community notices

Posted: Sunday November 18, 2018

Year 8 News

Kiaora Year 8 whanau and friends. The first 5 weeks of term have certainly flown by. Read on to find out about our exciting happenings thus far.

Posted: Saturday November 17, 2018